Chemical Engineer Expert in Biofuels, Green Solvents/Ionic Liquids for Chemical Processes, and Polymeric Packaging

Technical Consultant #1819


Expertise

  • Biofuel synthesis and production (cellulosic ethanol and biodiesel).
  • Green solvents (such as ionic liquids) for chemical processes.
  • Biocatalysis in nonaqueous and aqueous solvents (including ionic liquids).
  • Polymeric packaging for food and drugs.
  • Ionic derivatives of betulinic acid.
  • Protease activation in glycerol-based deep eutectic solvents.
  • Fluorescence energy transfer efficiency in labeled yeast cytochrome.
  • Molecular Thermodynamic Modeling (HSFT).
  • Synthesis and enzymatic resolution of L homophenylalanine hydrochloride.
  • Esterification of amino acids by using Ionic liquid as a green catalyst.

Experience

Undisclosed University, Chemistry Department, 2004 - Present

  • Associate Professor (Tenured), 2009 - Present
  • Assistant Professor, 2004 - 2009
  • Research with Biocatalysis in Ionic liquids (ILs)

Bergen Community College, NJ, 2004

  • Lecturer, Chemistry

Rutgers University, NJ, Food Science, 2002 - 2004

  • Post Doctorate Associate

New Jersey Institute of Technology, NJ, 1998 - 2002

  • Teaching Assistant, Chemistry

Tianjin University, China, 1997 - 1998

  • Assistant Lecturer, Chemical Engineering

FASEB NIH Grantsmanship Workshop, Tucson, AZ

Faculty Training Workshops

  • Online workshop Response Systems to Increase Class Participation and Retention, Wiley Faculty
  • QEM NSF-CAREER grant writing workshop in Las Vegas, NV
  • Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy, Washington DC
  • International Microwaves in Chemistry Conference and Workshop in Orlando, FL
  • Grant Writing Workshop, Savannah State University, GA
  • Polymer Chemistry: Principles and Practice (A lecture-laboratory course), ACS Short Course, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
  • University of Kentucky/National Institute of General Medical Sciences Internet Grant Writing Program at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
  • Thermo Fisher GC-MS Training Workshop, Savannah State University

Honors & Publications

Languages

  • English (spoken and written)
  • Chinese (spoken and written)

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)

Awards

  • RSC Research Fund Award, Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Most Cited Paper Award for Tetrahedron, Asymmetry, Elsevier
  • Excellent Presentation Award, Food Science Conference
  • Outstanding Presentation Certificate, UNI-TECH Student Conference

Publications and Patents

  • Author and Co Author; chapters to books and refereed journal publications (45)
  • Over 880 citations-(highest single paper citation, over 270)
  • Author and Co Author of presentation and conferences
  • Journal Reviewer

Education

  • Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology, NJ
  • M.S. Chemical Engineering, Tianjin University, China
  • B.S. Chemistry, Tianjin University, China
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